Irish Names and Surnames

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M.H. Gill and son, 1906 - 100 pages

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Page 2 - GoCAi-rj, eogAn, etc., which have been in uninterrupted use from the earliest period of which we have any record down to the present day ; and the majority, though long obsolete a^ Christian names, are still preserved in our surnames.
Page 2 - ... adopted, to any considerable extent, as Christian names by our Gaelic ancestors. Even the name of the National Apostle, which is now so common, did not come into general use until a comparatively late period, and its adoption even then was due to Danish and English influence.
Page v - THE aim of this work is simply to supply the memoers of the Gaelic League with the Irish forms of their names and surnames, and to furnish a few rules which will help to secure them a correct grammatical setting.
Page 9 - Surnames were frequently formed, not from the real name of the ancestor, but from some other designation, as rank, trade, occupation, etc...
Page v - It contains the names and surnames of at least nine-tenths of the people of Ireland...

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